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the resignation of general david petraeus as the c.i.a. director is hub of a wheel with spokes streaming out in all directions. from how it was discovered to the relationship with the terror attack in libya. it's the story expanding exponentially tonight. we have fox news coverage. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has the latest on the nuts and bolts of the investigation. we begin with the national security correspondent jennifer griffin on the connection between petraeus, aed mistress paula broadwell, and the benghazi attacks. good evening, jennifer. >> good evening, bret. close friends of general david petraeus tell us he is devastated and deeply embarrassed by how much pain he has caused his family and friends. general petraeus told friends the affair was his biographer paula broadwell that started two months after he left the military around the same time he took over at the c.i.a. september 2011. though they spent nearl year together in afghanistan while she researched his biographer. all in. the education of david petraeus. he says the affair ended four months ago. h
supportive of petraeus' successor. he will be facing questions that are still lingering over if the cia refused requests for help on the ground on september 11 and why three days after that attack then director petraeus but in the attack in the flash mob incited by childish, amateurish, less than 14 minus long youtube video. >> is up toongresto make decisions of who is called to testify. but the president is confident acti director morale is fully capable of her present in the cia in any hearing about benghazi. lou: he braced the matc briefedd senate tod, but they are unified in their insistence that peaeus, who actually visited the attack site in libya two weeks ago does what the american people to testify the inciden for american citizens dead. >> out like to hear from him within the next week or so. there is so much to learn, had ju gotten back from trip over there, but what happened in a real term version because the american people have a right to know. lou: not only upset about the fbi's failure to notify congress about the petraeus sex scandal investigation, but california democr
your cia background. >> i worked at cia and nationalp intelligence counsel inac washington for about thirty fivl years.in >> what capacity? >> i became the national intelligence officer for latinee america which it a three or foua star military equivalent.on he was a civilian. it was a substantial position. i had responsibility for all of latin america and cuba. on the an lettic side oft -- intelligence. >> what does thatno mean? >> i was not a field operative. i did not go and conductof espionage. i did not go out and be foreignl agency. most of my career at headquarter mainly virginia. i wrote national intelligencean estimates. quite a few on cuba over the >> b years, and on many of the other ca latin american countries. how >> before we get to castro and the castro regime. at how did you get interested in the work? >> i was student at georgetownes university where i later taughte for about twenty five years as , an adjunct i'm teaching now atgo the university of miami. i was attracted to the foreigner service school at georgetown. it was a timeja when a lot of us of my generation
resignation of the c.i.a. director, general petraeus, blind sided members of congress. high ranking lawmakers are asking why they had no heads-up. the c.i.a. chief stepped down on friday after investigator say they found out about the affair with his biographer and a short timing a, fox confirmed the investigators found classified information on her computer but there wassing in to indicate general petraeus was the source, sources tell fox the f.b.i. uncovered the relationship while, looking into threating e-mails which general petraeus' mistress sent to this woman, we are told she a long-term family friend of general petraeus. the f.b.i. confronted general petraeus about affair some time in the last six weeks and, now, lawmakers of congressional intelligence committees will hold meetings on why they didn't get word the moment general petraeus' name up up. he was set to testify on the attack in benghazi and now the acting c.i.a. director is set to take his place. still, some lawmakers say they want to hear from general petraeus himself and they may call him to the stand. catherine is live thi
a day of revelations by a former cia director, who is now apparently seeking redemption. america's former top spy, david petraeus testified about that terrorist attacks in benghazi andseveral of the cia and its rector in all of it. petraeus contradicted the white house version of why it took them so long to acknowledge the evidence of terrorism, why there were still talking about an anti muslim video when they knew very well that they had attacked an killed four americans. house intelligence committee member congressman peter king told fox news mhan kelly that petraeus acknowledged the cia knew it does he was a act of terror from the very beginning and that the talking points provided to ambassador rice were edited by someone after the cia had delivered their assessment to the white house. reis went on five sunday morning talk shows and falsely told america that benghazi was a spontaneous attack in response to the internet video. >> the talking points that came from the cia specifically mentioned al qaeda and that al qaeda was involved in the attack. they left the cia and went th
head of the cia, michael morel, james clapper and matthew olson among those facing questions. members of the house foreign affairs committee are asking whether officials ignored warnings and request for extra security and whether intelligence con flicked it with the -- conflicted with what the obama officials were saying in the aftermath of the attack. >> i am appalled the administration could not anticipate escalating violence , and then failed to step up security measures to protect our diplomats. furthermore we have seen blunder after bluppedder as the administration avoids responsibility and accountability. the delay tactics are unacceptable. now that we made it past the convenient distraction of an election, i expect to hear some real answers. it is time to fess up. >> democrats warned against jumping to conclusions before knowing all of the facts. some suggest republicans are playing politics with this. >> i am disturbed at some of the political rhetoric i hear. you know, barack obama was no maury responsible -- no more responsible for what happened in benghazi than george bush
with egypt. but, first, the former c.i.a. director, general petraeus, today, testified on the deadly attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans, including our ambassador. the hearings happened hype closed doors so we do not have recordings of the general's testimony. according to the republican congressman peter king of new york he said from the beginning he believed benghazi was a terrorist attack. the c.i.a.'s talking points also called it terrorism. congressman king added, someone or some group, then, removed the terror reference but it is not clear who did that. >> the original talking points...there were indications finally at the end indications of extremists although there was cheerly evidence to the c.i.a. that it was clear there were pirates involved. susan rice said a spontaneous protest over an anti-islam video sparked the attack but democratic lawmakers say that can be explained. >> what is very clear is that ambassador rice used the talking points the intelligence committee had all signed off on. >>trace: they added that the c.i.a. approved the talking points and it
intelligence nor the acting director of the c.i.a. knew who finalized the talking points and they could not explain why it minimized the role of al-qaeda when there is evidence of the terrorist group's involvement. morrell was pushed to explain why petraeus told lawmakers it was a flash mob prompted by the anti-islam video. morrell said he wasn't at petraeus' briefing and had nothing further to add. republicans questions drove the state department to deny request for security after ambassador chrissteins and his team or consulate could not defend against a coordinated attack. >> i'm appalled that the administration could not anticipate the escalating violence and failed to step up the security measures to protect the diplomats. further more, we have seen blunder after blunder as the administration avoids responsibility and accountability. the delay tactics are unacceptable. >> democrats caution the colleagues about jumping to conclusions. >> barack obama was no more responsible for what happened in benghazi than george bush was for september 11. >> reporter: for the decision not to noti
defense department thinks or our state department thinks or hour c.i.a. thinks. their number one priority is to protect men lives. >>reporter: secretary of state, hillary clinton says there is risk serving america in countrieses like libya. >>shepard: he came to the defense of the ambassador rice. >>reporter: many think she has lost her chance to be on the short list for secretary of state because of her saying a week after the benghazi attack that it grew out of a roast of the anti-islam film. the president would not confirm she is on the short list of people to replace secretary of state, hillary clinton who is leaving but he went after senator john mccain and graham who say they do not trust her. >> if senator john mccain and senator graham want to go after someone they should go after me. i am happy to have that discussion with them. for them to go after the u.n. ambassador would had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation base the republicans are trying to see would will blink over extensions of the bush operation upper income tax cuts. the president says rai
in just nine and-a-half hour, former cia director david petraeus will take the oath and testify about benghazi. but he better have some good answers because lawmakers are not happy with hathey heard today and the benghazi hearings, well, some say they got ugly. >> what is clear is that this administration, including the president himself, has intentionally misinformed -- read that "lied" to the american people, in the aftermath of this tragedy. >> but it's pretty clear that ambassador rice misled congress and the american people about what happened. the question i have is was it intentional or did she not know what was going on? we don't know what the facts are because we have had so many different scenarios rolled out by the administration. >> where are the four american it's could their lives have been saved if there was a rapid response? we had assets in the region. why weren't those assets employed. >> sean. >> think about this -- we went into libya to protect libyans in benghazi. we couldn't go into benghazi to protect the mesh there is? >> if the acting cia director is going to
. testimony earlier today from former cia director general david interests behind closed doors on capitol hill. according to lawmakers who were present, general petraeus insisted during two separate hearings today, on the topic of libya and the terror attack there that killed four americans, that he was clear from the very start that it was a terrorist attack. however, after the cia prepared talking points, they were vetted or at least pass on to several agencies. the line concluding that al qaeda was responsible for this act was taken out of the final version that we believe was ultimately given to the u.n. ambassador, susan rice. why was that done? who did this? catherine herridge is live on capitol hill. reporter: that's right. congressional horses tell fox news that there were changes to the cia talking points and that language of al qaeda affiliated individuals was replace -- replaced, which have the impact of minimizing or downplaying the role of al qaeda and another group, al sharia come on the consulate on 9/11. there was also testimony this week that the intelligence community to thos
wallace in for bret baier, former cia chief david petraeus testified before congressional committees today in closed door sessions and some charge petraeus now changed his story about what happened in the september 11th attack on the u.s. mission in libya, his testimony now raises more questions about the obama administration's account in the days after the assault. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge reports from capitol hill. good evening. >> thank you, the former cia director is used to coming in the front door and today shunned reporters and entered the loading dock and briefed the house and senate intelligence committee. the former cia director was pushed to explain why today he said he believed it was terrorism from the start when on september 14th, according to a senior republican in the house, the directors emphasis was on the anti-islam film. >> his testimony today was that from the start he had told us that this was a terrorist attack, a terrorist involved from the start. i told him my questions i had direct questions. >> one democrat said the disagreements come d
and working with the great group of people in the cia. nwhen did the affair start. and did it starpt as report indeed afghanistan when she interviewing him >> those are inaccurate reports based on my discussions with him early on when this started to break a week ago last friday. he told me it started two ask half months ago after he was the director of the cia and it ended four and halfs ago. >> during the time i was with you, guys, i never saw general petraeus alone. he always had you around him or a key aid. he had a staff and entourage. and as cia director, he wouldn't have that. and was that one of the reasons he was vulnerable as he was popaula broadwell? >> i don't know if thisit was that specific relationship. he may have had a harder time adjusting to retirement. let's face it 37 plus years since she was 18 years old starting with west point and end happened as a four star. i think he was down and vulnerable at that point in time and just the right circumstances or the wrong circumstances, prevailed. and he made a bad decision that he owned up and taken responsibility for it. and did
details on what forced david petraeus to quit the c.i.a.. will the scandal compromise the war on terror? reports from bob orr and david martin. two weeks after sandy, why can't they get the lights back on? >> it's mind-boggling. >> pelley: mark strassmann investigates. and on this veterans day,, michelle miller reports it's not just service members scarred by post-traumatic stress disorder, it's their families, too. >> i was having nightmares about iraq, a place i've never been. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening an american soldier accused of a horrific war crime watched in a courtroom as children described the murders of their families. there were two days of testimony in the case of staff sergeant robert bales. bales is charged with 16 counts of pre-meditated murder and six counts of attempted murder. prosecutors say that for reasons unknown bales walked off his post in afghanistan in the middle of the night then shot and stabbed civilians in two villages. the hearing at a military post in washington state was called
to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. earlier today, general david petraeus said that the cia talking points meant for the susan rice appearance recentlyally contain the information that there was evidence of al qaeda's elements involved in this attack. but it appears as if those talking points were altered by the white house or somebody close to the white house to remove any reference to al qaeda's involvement in the attacks. we have yet to discover who has changed the talking points to make the president look for favorable and mislead you, by falsely labeling the 9/11 attacks over spontaneous mob over the video. petraeus has no idea what was provided to rice or who was the author of the talking points that she used that, he had no idea she was going on the talk shows until the white house announced it one or two days before. now, the looming question is, in this coverup, who did it? now, earlier, fox's own katherineererridge explained where the talking points went once they left the cia. >> what we are told about the talking points is that it went through an inter-agency review, including
at the other intelligence? of course, he is the head of the cia. should the head of -- the director of national intelligence, he has access to the intelligence. they all had access to the intelligence, but this is the key, martha, and i want to hear representative king deny it, those talking points were signed off on by petraeus and by clapper. does she not have a right to rely on -- >> congressman king, very quickly on this. >> well, the fact is that when general clapper and general petraeus signed off on those talking points, it had different language in them. when they went over to the administration, we don't know whether it was the white house, the national security council, the justice department or the defense department, that language was changed. that was not the language sent over by the intelligence community. >> they signed off on -- >> gentlemen -- >> now, wait a minute. they signed off on those talking points. >> you made the point. you made the point. >> i had no choice. i had no choice at that stage. >> i want to move on to the other issues with david petraeus. he, again, was gi
the head of the cia resigns after admitting to an extramarital affair and it turns out investigations have known about it for months, there are bound to be questions. the public learn about their fair and friday. patraeus step down and it was with his biographer. senior members of congress want to know why there were not told sooner. what is it that lawmakers want? congress likes to feel they're in the loop, particularly if you have the situation where there is the potential for the director of the cia to have been compromised in some sort of way. those are responsible to oversee feel that they are responsible. >> there was no criminal activity and security had not been compromised. >> the fbi is one of the 16 intelligence agencies, once they started looking into whether or not there had been a compromise, the lawmakers who oversee the cia feel they should have at least been told that there was -- that there was something going on. >> she had some security clearance but there was question about whether she was in possession of cigarettes and how did she get them? >> exactly. -- in possessi
brand new stories and breaking news this hour. widening investigation involving former cia director david petraeus. we're learning he will testify about libya this week. more on that as we get it. plus the lessons learned from one of the most important voting blocs this election year. we'll have a conversation on that. and a small plane crashes into a house and bursts into flames. why? it's all "happening now." jenna: brand new developments on the scandal absorbing new headlines today. we're glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee. rick: i'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. fox news learning exclusively that the former cia chief will testify about the benghazi terror attacks before house and senate committees. jenna: a major development. friday he stepped down as america's top spy when he admitted to having an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. we're expected to get comments about the growing scandal when he open has his first news conference since re-election. that will happen in two hours and we'll have it when it does. doug mckelway is live for us. doug? >> reporter: former ci
the egyptian prime minister called israel's attacks on gaza aggression the world needs to stop. >>> former cia director david petraeus was the on capitol hill. meanwhile the investigation into the sex camethat cost petraeus his job is heating up. the cia opened up an glags into petraeus conduct. defense secretary leon panetta asked the joint chiefs to review ethics training for officers and eric holder commented on the petraeus affair said there was no security breach or threat to national security. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. general petraeus may be asked about this extramarital affair but the focus today is on benghazi. petraeus went to libya after the killings and these leaders believe he has specific information no one else can offer. former cia director david petraeus is headed to capitol hill this morning to talk about the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. congressional leaders say he has a unique insight. >> director petraeus went to tripoli, he interviewed many of the people as i understand it that were involved. >> reporter
stories and breaking news for you. growing outrage over the sex scandal surrounding former cia director david petraeus. lawmakers demanding to know why they were left in the dark about that investigation as new questions are raised whether petraeus shared classified information with his mistress. some questions. meantime a massive house explosion leveling an entire indianapolis neighborhood, killing two people and leaving dozens of others homeless. what caused this deadly blast. >>> a new study showing a link between pregnancy, the flu and autism. it is all "happening now." jenna: start with our top story. new developments in the sex scandal rocking the former head of the cia. glad you're with us this monday morning. i'm jenna lee. >> i'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. the timeline is unfolding as we learn how the affair between the general and his buying graph fer, paula broadwell came to light. jenna: fox news confirmed a friend of the petraeus famly, jill kelly, contacted the fbi said she got threatening e-mails from anonymous e-mail account, that e-mail, those anonymous e-mails were
people about the attack on our embassy in benghazi. and why the cia insists she doesn't know what she is talking about. plus, two weeks after super storm sandy, tens of thousands of americans are still in the dark. >> how long is it going to take to get our electricity back? >> i am very unhappy. [chanting] >> we certainly understand the frustration that's out there. [chanting] >> more trucks, more trucks. >> shepard: tonight, how long before the lights come back? and volunteers from louisiana bringing supplies to the northeast. pay back for all the help they got after hurricane katrina. >> we wanted to reach out and help them like some people helped us. >> shepard: tonight, all aboard the train of hope. but first from fox this monday night, pillow talk and national security. fox news confirms or has confirmed that the cia found classified documents on the computer that belongs to paula broadwell. she is the woman who had an affair with the then cia david petraeus. there is nothing to indicate that these documents actually came from general petraeus himself. the general stepped down a
person in the country, because the station chief of the c.i.a. reports to him, basically, as does everyone else in the country. do we know why he went there? >> well, my understanding is that he had preestablished meetings, obviously aware of the environment that existed there. but he liked to commingle with the people in libya and in benghazi and, you know, had prepared for this trip and didn't disrupt it in making those decisions about preplanned activities. but it's clear, we've got a lot of answers to secure regarding the overall lack of security and why the intelligence community weren't-- wasn't able to get the message out and the administration as to why we didn't have a full and complete pictures too who was responsible in the days following that event. >> schieffer: senator, i want to ask you about your retirement, because i really did think it was kind of a markener time. when a member of the senate would say this is no longer the place that one can accomplish anything. this must been a hard decision for you. >> it was very much so, bob, and i appreciate your comment. an
'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. fox news learning exclusively that the former cia chief will testify about the benghazi terror attacks before house and senate committees. jenna: a major development. friday he stepped down as america's top spy when he admitted to having an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. we're expected to get comments about the growing scandal when he open has his first news conference since re-election. that will happen in two hours and we'll have it when it does. doug mckelway is live for us. doug? >> reporter: former cia director david petraeus voluntarily agreed to testify before house and senate intelligence committees. fox has learned he will speak off site on friday to the senate intelligence committee about the libya report. presumably that it means his testimony will be closed and not open to the public. recall that director petraeus briefed intelligence committees on september 14th, three days after the benghazi attack and said that the attack was akin to a flashmob that is explanation moments ago chairman of the house homeland security committe
blamed on a spontaneous demonstration over a film, a mob. he has contacted the cia as well as committees in the house and senate to offer his testimony. meanwhile, new questions on whether or not general petraeus told everything that he knew on benghazi the first time he sat down for testimony. that would have been three days after the attack on the 14th of september. so good morning. a lot to chew on. we'll connect all the dots. i'm bill hemmer. good morning. martha: that's a huge headline that petraeus will testify. lawmakers were set to be briefed by the fbi today on capitol hill. they have a lot of questions about all of this. why did no one inform congress or the white house that the director of the cia was currently under investigation. big question mark over that. doug, what's the latest on this today? >> developments continue to come in fast and furiously. catherine herridge is reporting some key lawmakers are openly questioning the veracity of david petraeus' testimony when he said the attack was a flash mob. and a demonstration that spun out of control. with that explanation ov
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